Career Ladder Financial Impact Explained

We have had several questions, especially from veteran teachers, about how HB 296, the now thrice-revised career ladder teacher pay bill, will impact their salaries. It is important to remember that just as with the existing law, HB 296 represents a salary-allocation model to districts. All decisions about how those funds will be used at…

Supt. Ybarra Discusses ESEA Waiver

Members of the Senate Education Committee learned more about Idaho’s NCLB waiver on Monday.  State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra told committee members that Idaho is one of 43 states that have such a waiver. The superintendent provided more details about what currently exists in Idaho’s 200+ page waiver, which expires in June. Aside from including many…

New Career Ladder Bill Expected Next Week

Teachers, student teachers, administrators, parents, and students told House Education Committee members on Tuesday that HB 222 was not good enough. A lunch meeting between IEA members and House Speaker Scott Bedke (R-Oakley) and Education Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt (R-Eagle), further highlighted teacher concerns about the legislation. The following day, Chairman DeMordaunt’s proclamation that the…